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‘The C word’ comedy show comes to Jazz Central Friday

— Three funny females – Jessimae Peluso, Amy Carlson and Anna Phillips – will perform together in “The C Word,” a show with a unique twist on stand-up comedy, at 9 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Jazz Central, 441 E. Washington St., in downtown Syracuse.

A native of Syracuse, Peluso is an alumna of Henninger High School who has since gone on to make appearances on “The Tyra Banks Show” and at the Women in Comedy Festival. Carlson, who hails from New Rochelle, was a guest on TV’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Phillips, a native of Baltimore, now lives in Syracuse where she has performed for charities such as The Wounded Warrior Project and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Admission costs $15; 345-9669.

Music: Rossbach returns

For years, John Rossbach was the dean of Central New York bluegrass bandleaders — not just the area’s best bluegrass guitarist but also a knowledgeable, passionate aficionado nurtured the back returning for a reunion with two members of his highly acclaimed ensemble, Chestnut Grove.

Rossbach and takes the stage at 8 p.m. Friday April 6, at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 3800 East Genesee St., along with mandolinist Perry Cleaveland and bassist Mary Burdette. Admission costs $15.

An award-winning multi-instrumentalist, Rossbach can lift you with the lilt of an old-time mandolin melody, rivet you with a lowdown slide-guitar blues or fire you up with a driving banjo breakdown. He has a compelling voice, and he also spins outrageous tall tales and drops egregious puns. He is a five-time winner of Syracuse Area Music Awards.

Friday’s concert is hosted by The Folkus Project. For reservations, call 440-7444.

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